Senior Finance Systems Analyst-1

Senior Finance Systems Analyst-1

Haywards Heath
Competitive depending on experience
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.

We’re looking for someone to join our Finance team as a Senior Finance Systems Analyst on a 6 month fixed term contract in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Supporting the Group Finance Systems Manager in the ongoing support, maintenance, change management and day to day running of the core financial applications, you'll be go to person, administrator and analyst for Workday Financials.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:

  • experience as a finance system administrator and / or finance change role

  • have experience in an accounting and financial function

  • ideally experience in Workday HR or finance with system implementations and post go live support models

Job Responsibilities:

  • Together with the Group Finance Systems Manager and Finance Change Manager responsible for the execution of finance systems change ensuring it continually adapts to complement the Groups operating model.

  • Design, test and implement technical system changes to deliver ongoing continuous improvements to Finance

  • Lead the gathering and documentation of change requests, and requirements from the wider Finance function liaising with SME’s to assist with prioritisation and design of configuration changes.

  • Assist with the management and delivery of Finance transformation projects with the help of 3rd party support and key stakeholders

  • Responsible for the administration changes within Workday, ensuring key system control and integrity is maintained and protected.

  • Assist in the design and production of Workday reports, Business Processes, and Integrations

  • Lead the prioritisation and resolution of any incidents and issues, liaising with relevant stakeholders and 3rd party support/vendors to agree actions, owners and dates

  • Build effective working relationships and influence across all levels, fostering an open and collaborative culture

  • Manage and lead finance system updates and maintenance development work across all finance systems

  • Challenging current practices, actively seeking to improve processes, whilst managing risk

  • End user set-up and security maintenance, as required.

  • Comply with the requirements, and act in accordance with, the Group Code of Conduct and Fitness and Propriety policies at all times

  • Ensure compliance with Company Policies, Values and guidelines and other relevant standards/ regulations at all times

  • Any other ad-hoc duties as reasonably required.

Job Specific Competencies:


  • Experience in an accounting/finance function

  • Experience as a finance system administrator and / or finance change role

  • Experience with ERP, General Ledger or P2P systems

  • Experience of Workday Financials or HR is desirable.

  • Experience of system implementations and post go-live support models.


  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, especially Excel

  • Strong mathematical, analytical, and organization skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to drive process improvement, based upon analysis of data

  • Work effectively under pressure and think clearly and logically in challenging situations


  • TM1 experience an advantage

  • Report writing across a number of systems


  • Results driven with a constant eye on the detail but understand the audience.

  • Empathetic and collaborative approach, with an ability to get the best out of a wide range of stakeholders.

  • A driven attitude to deliver controlled change and rapidly overcome obstacles.

  • A good level of oral and written communication skills, communicating effectively with managers, colleagues, and external supplier

  • An agile approach to project management and able to rapidly react to changes in business priorities to take advantage of emerging business and customer opportunities.

What can we do for you?
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

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